Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Trade in Yours
For a 0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day [Paperback]

Joel Osteen
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 5.99  
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Audio, CD, Abridged, Audiobook, CD 15.73  
Unknown Binding --  
Audio Download, Abridged 9.60 or Free with Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial
Trade In this Item for up to 0.25
Trade in Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 0.25, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

15 Oct 2007
Joel Osteen's previous bestselling title, Your Best Life Now offered readers guidance for living a good life. In this eagerly awaited new book he'll guide readers to look within themselves to find their authentic soul and conduct a spiritual examination so they can uncover the core of who they really are. Osteen's message is that God didn't create us to be average - He wants us to stretch ourselves, keep pressing forward for greatness, and to embark on mission of self-discovery. God has given us everything we need to live a victorious life, but it's up to us to draw it out and become the tremendous person He wants us to be. Osteen will be revealing 7 key principles that will enable us to achieve this goal, to expand our horizons and fill our lives with love, joy and peace.


Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (15 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847371108
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847371102
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. He is the author of numerous journals, devotionals and books, including the Hope for Today Bible, and the bestselling It's Your Time. His book, Become a Better You, has sold two million copies to date, remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for five months

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:


Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
One of the great pleasures of this book for me was to re-read many of my favorite sermons by Pastor Joel Osteen. No matter how many times I've listened to a sermon that's included here, the Holy Spirit helped me to draw new meaning from reading it in Become a Better You.

Another great benefit was to see the structure that Pastor Osteen used to organize these sermons relative to one another. Just by seeing that structure and thinking about it after finishing the book, I better understood the process of sanctification (the way that Christian believers go about becoming more like Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit).

People who don't know Jesus as their Lord and Savior often think that Christianity is simply about accepting or rejecting Jesus. That's the first step, the step of salvation from our sins. But our relationship with Jesus builds from there through sanctification.

Those who aren't Christians often don't know what large impacts becoming saved and sanctified have. This book is eloquent testimony of how much Christianity does for you here on Earth, long before you die.

Through the many stories (many of them based on his own experiences and those of his family) in the sermons, Pastor Osteen does a marvelous job of showing that transforming experience and potential for even more improvements.

The 31 sermons are organized around seven steps which I have paraphrased as follows:

1. Seek continual improvement and larger challenges.
2. Use your faith to have a positive view of yourself.
3. Improve your relationships with others.
4. Eliminate bad habits and form better ones.
5. Accept your situation.
6. Listen more carefully to and act on God's directions.
7. Embrace life with Godly passion.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
"Spiritual junk food" as one reviewer put it? Hardly. This is a very important book especially today when so many of us find ourselves out of work in a difficult economy. It is so easy to end up blaming ourselves for our misfortune and to fall into a negative thinking pattern. Prolonged unemployment can result in increasingly lowered self esteem and self confidence causing us to feel beaten down physically, emotionally and spirtually. Even though an individual may know deep inside that they are well qualified for a position: highly educated, very experienced, skilled and a good worker, NOT being selected for yet another job can take its toll. "If you are going through a difficult time" Olsteen tells us however "take heart. There are better days ahead!...The more you learn to trust God, the better you will be."

PART ONE is entitled KEEP PRESSING FORWARD. Of the six chapters in this part I found Chapters 1 and 2 to be most meaningful. In Chapter 1 Olsteen reassures us: "Often, out of our greatest rejection comes our greatest direction....Sometimes you have to get out of the environment in order to see that dream fulfilled....When you go through persecution and rejection, it's not always because somebody has it in for you. Sometimes, that's God's way of ....making it uncomfortable for you to stay where you are currently." Olsteen concludes that chapter by admitting "The closed door simply means God has something better in store....you will become a better YOU, better than you ever dreamed possible." Granted this may be hard for some of us to accept finding continued employment in an organization we had dedicated ourselves to for years an impossibility. However BELIEVING that "God has another plan" is infinitely reassuring!
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
One of the great pleasures of this book for me was to re-read many of my favorite sermons by Pastor Joel Osteen. No matter how many times I've listened to a sermon that's included here, the Holy Spirit helped me to draw new meaning from reading it in Become a Better You.

Another great benefit was to see the structure that Pastor Osteen used to organize these sermons relative to one another. Just by seeing that structure and thinking about it after finishing the book, I better understood the process of sanctification (the way that Christian believers go about becoming more like Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit).

People who don't know Jesus as their Lord and Savior often think that Christianity is simply about accepting or rejecting Jesus. That's the first step, the step of salvation from our sins. But our relationship with Jesus builds from there through sanctification.

Those who aren't Christians often don't know what large impacts becoming saved and sanctified have. This book is eloquent testimony of how much Christianity does for you here on Earth, long before you die.

Through the many stories (many of them based on his own experiences and those of his family) in the sermons, Pastor Osteen does a marvelous job of showing that transforming experience and potential for even more improvements.

The 31 sermons are organized around seven steps which I have paraphrased as follows:

1. Seek continual improvement and larger challenges.
2. Use your faith to have a positive view of yourself.
3. Improve your relationships with others.
4. Eliminate bad habits and form better ones.
5. Accept your situation.
6. Listen more carefully to and act on God's directions.
7. Embrace life with Godly passion.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars rating for Joel Osteen
I've read a couple of Joel Osteen's christianity books, although some may argue that Joel is emphasizing too much on man power, his books however, have helped a lot of both... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Rocky Chan
5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased
thanks a lot for your business. excellent service and I am very satisfied with your product which has arrived in time.
Published 15 months ago by alexandru blaj
5.0 out of 5 stars Joel
I can never stop reading this blessed man of God books. His books are very inspiring. I encourage anyone out there to go and get this book or any of his books.
Published 19 months ago by Tafari Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Read
Such a cute, short inspirational book if you're looking for something positive to read. Lots of great spiritual advice and uplifting words. Read more
Published on 20 Nov 2011 by hanna
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, a must to have in this sad pessimistic wolrd.
I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.People are sad, discouraged and despondent out there. Please help spread the word about this everyday relevant book. Thanks Joel.
Published on 28 Oct 2011 by Sims
5.0 out of 5 stars Best read ever
This book is well worth reading. Very inspirational and is a must to have in your bookcase.
Published on 1 Oct 2010 by Missyglam
5.0 out of 5 stars A Path of Faith
listened to the audio version of the book "Become a Better You". I enjoyed the emphasis Joel places on faith,and the human potential under God. Read more
Published on 14 July 2010 by Thurman L. Faison
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent mesage
Joel Osteen is a great preacher and mainly builds ones mind into healthy productive thoughts I highly recommend anyone.
Published on 12 April 2009 by A. M. Cushny
5.0 out of 5 stars try to attend his sermons
My husband and I attend his service every Sunday in Houston, and will not miss one for any reason. He is such an inspiration to all walks of life. Read more
Published on 7 Aug 2008 by Helen Clark
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Preach at Me
This type of self-help book turns me off. I don't wish to be "preached" to or sermonized at and I don't like televangelists which is exactly what I thought of the minute he... Read more
Published on 29 May 2008 by Barbara Rhoades
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback